First direct-buying relationship with palm oil smallholders in Columbia
In Colombia we are working on two main projects.
One is to help accelerate the certification of palm oil by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, which aims to certify 40k hectares by the end of 2015 – affecting 550 smallholders. The other is the Sustainable Trade Initiative, which aims to have 200k tonnes of certified sustainable palm oil ready and on the market by 2016. Unilever has committed to be one of the purchasers of this newly available sustainable palm oil.